According to szallas.hu, a Hungarian hotel booking website, most Hungarians visited spa towns like Budapest, Siófok, Eger and Hajdúszoboszló in 2018. Moreover, the skyrocketing of Hungarian tourism continued.
Spa towns are the most popular, and for a moderate price
They added that the volume of inland tourism increased by 10 pc last year, and staying one or two nights was the most popular interval, representing the 2/3rd majority of the reservations. The most searched categories were apartments, guesthouses and motels – reported turizmus.com.
The average price Hungarians paid for accommodation rose from 138 to 145 EUR in 2018 – said Nóra Keresztes, the marketing manager of szallas.hu. In most hotel types of accommodation, reservation prices increased; however, in the case of 4- and 5-star hotels, they decreased by 8 pc.
70 pc of the reservations cost less than 157 EUR
while only 20 pc of them were between 157 and 314 EUR. The most “crowded” day was July 23rd.
In terms of the counties, Pest, Somogy and Heves were the most popular destinations, while regarding the cities, the most popular remained, of course, Budapest, which is followed by Siófok, Eger and Hajdúszoboszló. Szeged, Gyula, Pécs, Balatonfüred, Zalakaros and Hévíz are also on the Top 10 list.
Most Hungarians visited the castle of Eger, the cave bath of Miskolctapolca, the spa of Zalakaros, the Festetics Castle and the spa of Harkány. The castles of Siklós, Szigliget and Füzér, the Kehida Fun- and Spa Bath and the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter (Pécs) also welcomed an outstanding number of tourists.
She said that Hungarians are becoming more and more conscious travellers since they book their holiday on average 237 days in advance on szallas.hu.
Top 10 destinations in 2018:
Top 10 tourist attractions in 2018:
1. Eger Castle
2. Miskolctapolca Cave Bath
3. Zalakaros Bath
4. Festetics Castle
5. Harkányi Thermal Bath
6. Siklós Castle
7. Kehida Fun- and Spa Bath
8. Szigliget Castle
9. Füzér Castle
10. Zsolnay Cultural Quarter
Top 10 foreign destinations in 2018:
Finally, the top 10 Hungarian destinations based on the reservations in 2019: